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Grass Roots Economy Football

by Mickey 

Posted: 02 October 2016
Word Count: 90
Summary: I never thought of combining poetry with football (thank you Jane) but, as my last effort was received favourably, I knocked this one out this morning before I got up. Hope you like it

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No need to raise a mortgage
to come and watch us play
at pocket money prices
every other Saturday.
You can buy a season ticket
for the price you’d pay per game
to watch the Premier-donnas,
but the passion’s still the same.
We don’t have corporate ‘boxes’
(you can use an empty crate!)
tho it’s clear the paradox is
that, despite our lowly gate,
at just six quid our fans enjoy
the game as much as those
who go to see a Premier team
and pay up through the nose.

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James Graham at 16:09 on 02 October 2016  Report this post
'I knocked this one out'. At least some of the poems you 'knock out' are little gems! I'll post a comment soon.


michwo at 19:03 on 02 October 2016  Report this post
I liked this a lot.  If John Betjeman were alive today and writing light verse appropriate to the 21st century maybe he'd choose to write about football rather than showjumping and tennis.  I also liked Jane's poem about Paul Pogba, but they didn't beat Stoke, did they?

Cliff Hanger at 19:24 on 02 October 2016  Report this post
I think you can write poetry about anything. This would be great in your programme, Mickey.


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